Manifest fans have been going through a rough time following the announcement of the show’s cancellation by NBC following the release of season four. Netflix has the rights to stream the series in the United States and ratings have kept it number one for several weeks. But is it the most popular show on Netflix US?
Is Manifest the most popular show on Netflix?
After the release of season four of Manifest, NBC announced that the series will not be returning for season five.
The series was originally slated to last for six seasons, with the series’ abrupt ending leaving fans hoping for a revival.
Hope has come from Netflix, which has a habit of reviving struggling franchises and giving them new life.
Netflix did it with Lucifer, acquiring the series in season four and pushing it to become one of the most popular series on the platform.
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For Manifest fans, there is reason to be hopeful for the future of the series, with data from Netflix suggesting it is one of the most popular shows on the platform.
Manifest maintained its number one spot on the platform until the release of season three of Virgin River on July 10.
Although Virgin River knocked Manifest off the top of the US Netflix charts, the show is not slowing down as it is pushing for record numbers.
According to Forbes, Manifest is on track to become Netflix’s most popular show based on several key factors.
Manifest has remained number one for 28 straight days, a number only beaten by Ginny & Georgia, which reached 29 days.
Taking into account a show’s placement on the charts, taking into account time and specific ratings, Forbes awarded the show 306 points.
This puts the show on par with Ginny & Georgia and ahead of many other Netflix shows such as Tiger King, The Queen’s Gambit, and Outer Banks.
Manifest has also held No. 1 or No. 2 on the charts for 31 consecutive days since its debut, a record no other show has hit.
Taking all of that into account, the show reached No. 4 on Forbes’ list of Most Popular Shows, being beaten only by Who Killed Sara, Bridgerton, and Ginny & Georgia, respectively.
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Ginny & Georgia reached 465 points overall, making it the most popular series on the list.
Although Manifest has been canceled and Netflix is not currently renewing the series for season five, showrunner Jeff Rake intends to save the series.
During a conversation with Charles Thorp on Twitter Spaces, Rake opened up about his hopes of wrapping up the Manifest story.
The creator of Manifest explained, “I would love to finish the story and look, I’ll take some time.
“I’m going to be hopeful that maybe someone will step in and help us finish this story – that it means more episodes, that it means one last kind of movie like they did with the Firefly series, or a lot of people have asked me to ‘write the book’.
“It’s a cool concept, but it’s a big business and I’ll think about it.”
Fans also shared their hopes for the Manifest story to be told again, with many taking to Twitter to discuss the show’s fate.
One fan said: “I got chills watching this last episode… especially with this ending !! HOW CAN THEY END THIS SHOW !? #Manifesto #Netflix manifesto. (sic)
Another fan added: “How has Manifest been # 1 on @netflix for 25 straight days and yet NO ONE WANTS TO SAVE THE SHOW ???? It just doesn’t make sense. #SaveManifest.”
“Your customers are telling you unequivocally about #SaveManifest right now in a simple enough way that everyone can see it. If Netflix is passing Manifest, they are passing on a giant opportunity, ”added a third.
Manifest is available to watch on Netflix US and Amazon Prime Video in UK